OAKLAND -- The Warriors signed journeyman center Hilton Armstrong on Wednesday to help bolster their ailing bench.

The 6-foot-11 Armstrong, 29, was signed as a call-up from their NBA Development League affiliate in Santa Cruz, where he was averaging 15.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in 30.3 minutes over six games.

Forward Draymond Green, originally listed as questionable after spraining his left ankle against Charlotte on Monday, has been upgraded to probable.

Hilton was originally the 12th pick of the 2006 draft by the New Orleans Hornets, where he played for five seasons. The one-time University of Connecticut standout has also spent time with Houston, Sacramento, Washington and Atlanta. He was invited to the Indiana Pacers' training camp this year, but did not make the team. He has also played professionally in Greece, France and China.

Santa Cruz Warrior Hilton Armstrong got playing time early in Friday’s game against the Los Angeles D-Fenders.
Santa Cruz Warrior Hilton Armstrong got playing time early in Friday's game against the Los Angeles D-Fenders. (Dan Coyro / Santa Cruz Sentinel)

Armstrong has played in 277 NBA games, averaging 3.2 points and 2.6 rebounds in 11.8 minutes.

Armstrong arrived Wednesday in time for the Warriors' morming shootaround and will be in uniform for Wednesday night's game against the Dallas Mavericks. He may serve as Andrew Bogut's primary backup, considering veteran Jermaine O'Neal is being bothered by a wrist injury and is listed as questionable.

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